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Old August 18th, 2006, 04:39 AM   #1
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New video and details how Ive done it

Hi,
I just finished a new video for the band Dolly Daggers.
You can watch it at http://www.zitrin.se/videoddhog.html


I use an XL2 with the stock lens and a 3x wide angle lens.
For the fish eye shots I dismantle a wideangle objective and I use the front lens attached to the 3x lens with tape (I loved the result!)
For each scene I made a different custom setup:

For the red field I use:
Gamma: Cine
Color Matrix: Cine
Knee: High
Black: Press
NR: off
V detail: low
Color gain: 5
Color phase: +2
Red gain: 3
Green gain:0
Blue gain:0
Sharpness: -4
Coring:6
Setup level: 3
Pedestal:0

That gave me a very flat image with washed skintones but full of oversaturated reds. In post I pumped the contrast to "unflatten" the skin in an unrealistic way.

For the sea scene I used:
Gamma: cine
Color matrix: cine
Knee: high
Black: press
NR: off
V detail:normal
Color gain: +1
Color phase:0
R gain:0
G gain:0
B gain: +2
Sharpness: +1
Coring:0
Setup level:0
Pedestal:0

In post I use level to enhance the highlights, a photofilter to change the sea color from green to blue, curves to give a deeper look and finally I add a very heavy grain with a overlay blending mode and 40% opacity.

Some more details:
The total production cost was around 200 US dollars.
Most of that money was used for the materials to make the little guitar (I made by myself because it was impossible to find that model and in that scale in the market)

Sorry for the low resolution of the sample.

Comments are wellcome.
Later I can post more details on the setup I use in other parts of the video.
If you have specific questions please do it.

Martin Chab
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Old August 18th, 2006, 05:31 AM   #2
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Very esthetic nice images.
The blue of the see is really mesmerizing!

Ps: you should ask one of the moderators to move this to the Show Your Work - board, there you'll maybe get more reactions as it is the approperiate board.
Best regards,
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Old August 18th, 2006, 12:01 PM   #3
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Excellent job Martin. Loved the video and the song.

Can you share any details and tricks you used for lighting ?

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Old August 18th, 2006, 12:12 PM   #4
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Allan,
The light setup, in fact, was the easiest part of the whole production. The "into the hole" scene (as I call the dark room scene) was lighted by an old 1500W spotlight (I even dont know which kind of lamp but almost for sure tungsten) absolutely vertical from the roof. Also we put some smoke (from a regular smoke machine) to see the cone light.
The red field and the sea was filmed with natural late afternoon light.
The big warehouse was filmed with almost midday natural light with a lot of smoke made with a mix of potassium nitrate, regular sugar and ammonium chloride.
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Old August 18th, 2006, 01:11 PM   #5
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Thanks Martin.

Again, good job.

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Old August 18th, 2006, 01:49 PM   #6
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That was really well done. Man I wanna make one myself now! That band is really very good also. I think you both have a bright future.
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Old August 18th, 2006, 03:02 PM   #7
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Gorgeous! Really impressive. Thanks for the details too :-)
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Old August 19th, 2006, 08:52 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Martin Chab
Hi,
I just finished a new video for the band Dolly Daggers.
You can watch it at http://www.zitrin.se/videoddhog.html (windows media) or http://www.zitrin.se/videoddqt.html (Quicktime)
If you have a slow connection you can download the Windows media version at http://www.zitrin.se/dd.html
......
I made a quote to put more links to the message
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Old August 19th, 2006, 04:01 PM   #9
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Well done Martin!!

Beautiful colour correction on sea and in the poppy field!

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Old August 19th, 2006, 11:03 PM   #10
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that media player isn't working for me... would love to see it!

perhaps a quicktime/wmv version?
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Old August 19th, 2006, 11:04 PM   #11
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okay, I'm an idiot...
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